Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of its UV500 family line of SSD products. Available in multiple form factors, UV500 will be Kingston’s first 3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption. UV500 is powered by the Marvell 88SS1074 controller, and combined with 3D NAND Flash, delivers incredible read/write speeds of up to 520MB/s and 500MB/s, making it 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive. All form factors of the UV500 SSD family are available in retail and e-tail stores with MRPs of INR 5,850/-, INR 10,250/- and INR 19,450/- for 120GB, 240GB and 480GB variants respectively. The complete family of SSDs is backed by a limited five-year warranty and legendary Kingston support.


UV500 dramatically improves a system’s overall responsiveness with incredible boot, loading and transfer times; and, with no moving parts is far less likely to fail compared to mechanical hard drives. UV500 protects sensitive data with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption and supports TCG Opal 2.0. It is available in three different form factors (2.5″, M.2 2280 & mSATA) to accommodate any client system. UV500 is perfect as a boot drive or for primary storage as it is available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB* capacities.


“We are proud to bring the UV500 family of SSDs featuring self-encryption to market,” said Vishal Parekh, Marketing Director, Kingston Technology India. “The combination of a powerful controller, 3D NAND and data encryption in multiple form factors makes UV500 perfect for both consumers and enterprise users looking for a performance boost on existing systems.”


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UV500 Features and Specifications:

·         Form factor: 2.5″/M.2 2280/mSATA

·         Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)

·         Capacities2:

·         2.5″: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1920GB*

·         M.2 2280: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB*

·         mSATA: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB

·         Controller: Marvell 88SS1074

·         NAND: 3D TLC

·         Baseline Performance1: Data Transfer (ATTO)
120GB — up to 520/320MB/s
240GB — up to 520/500MB/s
480GB — up to 520/500MB/s
960GB — up to 520/500MB/s
Maximum Random 4k Read/Write (IOMETER)
120GB — up to 79,000/18,000 IOPS
240GB — up to 79,000/25,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 79,000/35,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 79,000/45,000 IOPS

·         Power Consumption:
0.195W Idle / 0.5W Avg / 1.17W (MAX) Read / 2.32 W (MAX) Write

·         Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C

·         Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C

·         Dimensions: 
100.1mm x 69.85mm x 7mm (2.5″)
80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm (M.2)
50.8mm x 29.85mm x 4.85mm (mSATA)

·         Weight:
120GB – 480GB — 41g (2.5″)
960GB — 57g (2.5″)
120GB — 6.6g (M.2)
240GB — 6.7g (M.2)
480GB — 7.7g (M.2)
120GB — 6.2g (mSATA)
240GB – 480GB — 6.7g (mSATA)

·         Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)

·         Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)

·         Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

·         Warranty/support3: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

·         Total Bytes Written (TBW)3
120GB — 60TB
240GB — 100TB
480GB — 200TB
960GB — 480TB

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